Reference numberEC/1892/10
Previous numbersCert XI, 220
TitleFleming, Sir John Ambrose: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationProfessor of Electrical Engineering in University College, London. Late Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. Fellow of University College, London. Some time Demonstrator in applied Mechanics in the University of Cambridge. Author of the following papers, among others: - 'The Polarisation of Electrodes in Water free from Air' (Proc Phys Soc, 1874); 'A New Form of Resistance Balance' (Proc Phys Soc, 1880); 'On the Characteristic Curves and Surfaces of Incandescent Lamps'; 'On Molecular Shadows in Incandescent Lamps'; 'On the Use of Daniell's Cell as a Standard of Electromotive Force'; and 'Problems in the Distribution of Electric Currents in Networks of Conductors' (Proc Phys Soc, 1885); 'On the Necessity for a National Standardising Laboratory for Electrical Instruments' (Proc Inst Elect Engs, 1885); 'A Design for a Standard of Electrical Resistance' (Proc Phys Soc, 1889); 'On Electric Discharge between Electrodes at different Temperatures in Air and in High Vacua' (Proc Roy Soc, 1889); 'On some Effects of Alternating Current Flow in Circuits having Capacity and Self-induction' (Proc Inst Elect Engs, 1891). Delivered Friday Evening Discourses at the Royal Institution in 1890-1891. Author of 'Short Lectures to Electrical Artizans,' 4 editions; and of 'The Alternate Current Transformer in Theory and Practice.'
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge: G Carey Foster; W Gryllo Adams; W H Preece; Herbert McLeod; D E Hughes; John Perry; William Crookes; C V Boys; W D Niven; J H Gladstone; J H Poynting; R Meldola; Shelford Bidwell; Arthur W Rucker; J Hopkinson; R T Glazebrook; Oliver J Lodge; Frederick Bramwell; A W Reinold
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Fleming, Sir John Ambrose: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA7145Fleming; Sir; John Ambrose (1849 - 1945); electrical engineer1849 - 1945
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